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Solar Thermal Hydrogen Production – An Adventure

Fifty million tons of hydrogen are used every year mainly for making fertilizers and for refining petroleum. Today, it is also explored as an energy storage medium because electricity storage at large scale is costly and inefficient. Hydrogen can be used as a chemical, in particular to make hydrocarbons, so it can replace petroleum, and it is a source of clean power –for transportation for example- because its use results in water only and nothing else.

Wouldn’t it be great to make hydrogen in a clean and sustainable way?

The history of H2P began in 2001 on the premises of Creative Services s.a.r.l. with contemplations about what to do with acetylene. From a coffee table discussion the subject evolved into patent applications and the search for funds to realize the idea.

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The Maker Movement: Our Future Economy – Infographic

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Here is a thought provoking graphic on the economic impact of Makers, in just one country.  But how do you really measure a whole movement, one where individuals around the world using tools such as those found in Fablabs are empowered to innovate – whether for personal reasons or during the process of creating new business opportunities?  Those of us within it see things happening all around, with the possibilities only expanding as access to knowledge and digital fabrication methods grows.  Go forth and Make something – and you’ll improve us all while you are at it!

Sources at: https://www.thegrommet.com/blog/the-maker-movement-in-motion/

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MOOC on Methods of Generating Ideas – Iversity

Have you wished that you could easily come up with a new idea that is really great, awesome and at the same time practical? Or just come up with some crazy idea to help save the world? How do great thinkers do that? What techniques do innovators use in idea generation? Would you like to learn how they do that? Then this MOOC is right for you!

Dr. Daniel Koch leads the team of 3 presentors in the MOOC on the methods of generating ideas.

Dr. Daniel Koch leads the team of 3 presentors in the MOOC on the methods of generating ideas.

Join Dr. Daniel Jeffrey Koch, Dr.-Ing. Dominic Buchholz and Felix Teufel of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as they present and expound the different methods in generating ideas in this Iversity MOOC.  This free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will begin on the 21st of January 2015 at the Iversity website. The course is presented in English. This course aims to explain techniques for the goal and process oriented generation of ideas. 

 

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Changes in Autoentrepreneur formalities

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Lots of small autoentrepreneur changes came in on January 1st, with the most important one being that now you must have a separate bank account for your autoentrepreneur business.

Good news in that social charges have reduced, and a new requirement for using online tools for uploading your accounts if your turnover exceeds a certain threshold.

More details at the APCE web site in French./Droit d’auteur: / 123RF Banque d’images

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